Finite Element Analysis of Composite Flywheel with Two-Layer Pre-Stressed Rotor Structure
In this paper, considering the material properties of the composite flywheel and the characteristics of the pre-stressed structure, stresses and strains induced by rotor rotation and interference fit were calculated by finite element (FE) method based on the plane stress hypothesis, in the commercial software ANSYS. Based on the given material properties and the main dimension with a certain speed of rotation, three 2D FE-models of hybrid composite flywheel rotors with two-layer rotor structure were built with the unit property of plane stress, axisymmetric and plane strain respectively. Followed, the radial stress, circumferential stress and radial displacement of the rotor were obtained. The three simulation results are almost accordant with the present theoretical results. It shows that the numerical analyses are reliable. It can be shown that is advisable to design and optimize the flywheel rotor.
Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi
Z. Y. Ren et al., "Finite Element Analysis of Composite Flywheel with Two-Layer Pre-Stressed Rotor Structure", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 134-137, 2012